[Python-Dev] Product function patch [issue 1093]

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Mon Sep 3 14:24:30 CEST 2007


    >> At one time Guido mentioned adding a built-in product() function to
    >> cover some of the remaining use cases of the built-in reduce().

    Martin> What is the use case for product()?

As I recall, there were basically two uses of reduce(), to sum a series or
(less frequently) to take the product of a series.  sum() obviously takes
care of the first use case.  product() would take care of the second.

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